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Category:Cerebellar mossy fiber
CurationStatus uncurated  +
Definition Axon arising from cerebellar projecting ce Axon arising from cerebellar projecting cells in the cochlea, vestibular nuclei, spinal cord, reticular formation, cerebellar nuclei and basilar pontine nuclei. Mossy fibers enter through all three cerebellar peduncles and send collaterals to the deep cerebellar nuclei, then branch in the white matter and terminate in the granule cell layer. Through this branching, a given mossy fiber can innervate several folia. Mossy fibers synapse on granule cells. The synaptic contacts are made at enlargements along the length of the mossy fiber called mossy fiber rosettes. The enlargements of the rosettes give the axons as "mossy" appearance in Golgi stained preparations. (adapted from Shepherd, G. M. The synaptic organization of the brain, 5th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004). New York: Oxford University Press, 2004).
Id nlx_260  +
Label Cerebellar mossy fiber  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 5 February 2011 03:55:53  +
ModifiedDate 5 February 2011  +
MolecularConstituents Glutamate +, Aspartate +, Acetylcholine +
SuperCategory Afferent  +
Synonym mossy fiber  +
Categories Afferent
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Cerebellar Afferents From The Lateral Reticular Nucleus +, Pontine gray Mossy Fibers +, Reticular Mossy Fibers +, Spinal Mossy Fibers +, Trigeminal Mossy Fibers +, Vestibular Mossy Fibers + Is part of


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